Shock Initiation of Detonation and Breakdown Phenomena

  • Anatoly N. Dremin
Part of the High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter book series (SHOCKWAVE)


It is well known that the intensity of any shock decreases during its motion through inert materials if it has no outside support. Behind the front of shock waves without support there is a rarefaction wave that leads to the material’s adiabatic cooling. However, as for explosives, the effect of a shock of any intensity results in their energy release just behind the shock wave front, the release favoring the wave support.


Shock Wave Detonation Wave Rarefaction Wave Thermal Explosion Shock Wave Front 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoly N. Dremin
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  1. 1.Institute for Chemical Physics ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia

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